Resolution on Aliyah

WHEREAS the State of Israel was founded as a homeland for the Jewish people; and

WHEREAS we recognize yeshuv ha'aretz and aliyah as mitzvot; and

WHEREAS we recognize the central contribution made to Israel through our rabbis, professionals, and lay leaders who have fulfilled this mitzvah.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Rabbinical Assembly call upon the State of Israel to support the Masorti programs of aliyah sponsored by Tnuat AM, the Movement for Masorti aliyah, and the shaliah for aliyah to the Conservative Movement in North America; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we call upon our Movement leadership to support Masorti programs of aliyah; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Rabbinical Assembly urge aliyah be given a high priority in our educational institutions of the Conservative/Masorti.

Passed by the Rabbinical Assembly Plenum, March, 2000